The only unusual aspect of another big game for
The breakout star doubled twice, singled and walked twice in helping his team defeat Detroit. Abreu extended his hitting streak to 20 and has hit safely in 38 of his last 39 games. He leads the majors in home runs with 31 and RBI with 83.
The comeback story of
Sizemore slammed three more hits, including a two-run double in the fourth that launched the rout and an RBI single in the ninth that capped it. He has been lights-out since signing with Philadelphia. Sizemore has nine hits, five runs and five RBI in his last five starts.
Revere slapped four singles, scored twice and drove in a run in a rout of the Nationals. He has 17 hits in his last 40 at-bats and has hit safely in eight of nine games to sweeten his stat line to .306/.326/.366.
Sierra recorded three singles and a double with an RBI and run. His stat line numbers of .237/.257/.344 are all at their peak for the season.
Brilliant left-hander Clayton Kershaw did not beat the
Puig played the role of offensive hero with a solo home run in the third inning, as well as a double and run. That proved to be all Kershaw required. Puig has been on a tear recently with 12 hits in his last 26 at-bats and eight runs in his last six games.
The oblique injury that
Kipnis blasted off with a two-run job in the third inning and added a double in a loss to Seattle. He sweetened his stat line to .243/.322/.356 in the process, but those numbers are significantly off what he achieved in 2013.
Reimold slammed two home runs Thursday in his first start after emerging from the DL. He ripped solo blasts in the fifth and ninth innings, the second of which proving to be the game-winner. His stat line on the season jumped to .353/.421/.882.
Pagan has been out since June 14 with a back injury. It remains to be seen how many at-bats he'll need in the minors before rejoining the big-league club.